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In: Uncategorized16 Jun 2003
"Second, the proposal substitutes an unelected bureaucrat’s judgment about what material is appropriate for a mailing list, a chatroom or a Web log for the judgment of the person who first created the resource. There are other checks and balances than this kind of rough-hewn approach, such as readers eventually recognizing that a publication is biased or prone to errors and thus turning elsewhere for news and opinion. Besides, for many bloggers, it’s already common practice to swap links with critics."
You mean we should trust individuals to make good choices? But the people don’t have judgment, that’s why we regulate for them!
The problem with Europe is not just that it doesn’t get the Internet. The problem runs much deeper: Europe doesn’t get the very concept on individual freedom and responsibility. To those people who mean to tell me what I should or shouldn’t post on my publications: go fuck yourself. There’s no way I’ll post links to trolls if I don’t feel their answer deserves it.
06/18/03 update: A message to the European Union from Samizdata.net
I'm CEO of an online trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We try to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is more noisy each day. This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, software, and more, based on my business and personal experiences. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that stood the test of times better. Personal views only.